A little girl and her abuela are taking a walk around the city on a snowy day. They find a little yellow bird that is injured. The grandmother decides to take it home to her apartment to keep it safe and to help it get well. There they keep the bird in a cage until it is well enough to fly around the room a little bit. As time goes on, the bird becomes stronger until, at last, it is time to set the little bird free in the great outdoors. When springtime comes, the little bird comes back to visit. The little girl wants to keep it, but her abuela explains how important it is for the bird to live free in the wild. But they put up a small birdhouse on the balcony so the little bird can visit whenever it wants.
Blanca Gómez has written a sweet little story with a spare, lyrical text that deserves to be read slowly and savored. The illustrations are simply enchanting with rich colors and wonderful details that will engage little listeners. Little ones will ask for this book to be read over and over.
This page was created by an City Book Review staff member.
|Page Count||32 pages|
|Publisher||Harry N. Abrams|
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